Panorama of the inside of the Venetian Hotel
I didn't think The Coca Cola Store would be such a big attraction in Vegas until I got to the second floor and started noticing lots of people sitting at the tables with trays of multi-coloured soda beverages in front of them.
For $7, we got to sample 16 Coke brand flavours from around the world:
That's a pretty good deal considering most of the cups were pretty full. If you love carbonated soft drinks, this would be paradise for you!
Most were okay - I could see why the flavours probably weren't suited for North American tastes. However, I thought they should definitely bring over the Fanta Melon Frosty from Thailand. Others that stood out were Sprite Ice from Korea which tasted less like Sprite and more like carbonated water with a tiny hint of sprite and the Stoney Tangawizi from Tanzania which reminded me of Dukoral (that bicarbonated slimy feeling).
I liked the Bibo Kiwi Mango from South Africa, but I hated the Beverly from Italy - it was so gross that I had to drink most of the Fanta Melon Frosty and Bibo Kiwi Mango to try to cover the bitter aftertaste (and it still didn't help that much). Ugh.
Overall: I thought this was a great experience! I loved trying all these samplers from around the world (even if some of them were hits and some of them were HUGE misses). It's always fascinating discovering all these similarities and differences in tastes around the world.